Special Volunteer Projects

Immigration Support Services - Mock Interviewers

  Volunteer Project Description:


Volunteers conduct mock interviews with the adult students in the Catholic Charities Bank Teller Certification Program to prepare them for job interviews. The students are primarily speakers of languages other than English and are relatively recent legal immigrants to the United States. The students are looking for help preparing for the American-style interview so they can get good jobs and support their families.


At the workshop, volunteers will: 

  • receive a briefing from the program staff before the event and a set of questions to use in the interview
  • demonstrate an effective interview for the students at the beginning of the event
  • conduct interviews using questions provided with 2-4 students
  • provide written feedback on each interview which the instructor will share with the students later
  • participate in a group discussion mid-way through to share general feedback and answer questions

Volunteers should be comfortable conducting an interview and capable of providing feedback using a checklist. Volunteers must be 21 years or older.

The mock interview workshop will take place at the Catholic Charities Center (12247 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902).

Instructions to Apply for this Project:

  • If you see a green “Fill in an application” button to the right, click it and follow the prompts to sign up


After You Apply, Sign Up for a Volunteer Shift:

  • Scroll down to select a shift and click the “+ Sign Up” button next to your desired shift to register


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If you have any additional questions about signing up, contact us at volunteer@CC-DC.org.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Wednesday Evening